The South Washoe DEMS are led by a Steering Committee, currently consisting of 9 members. We meet at least quarterly to plan and organize the upcoming meetings and events for our group.

As with most volunteer organizations, we are always looking for new people to join as leaders of the group. If you are interested in being on the Steering Committee or working as a leader on existing or new committees, please contact any one of us. We would love you to join in!

Our current Steering Committee members are:

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Chairperson: Barbara Twitchell Click to Send Email
Co-Chair & Liaison with Washoe County Dems: Fred May Click to Send Email
Co-Secretary/Treasurer: Reed Williams and
Kathy Peltier
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Programs & SWD Ambassador: Carol Cooke Click to Send Email
Communications: Mary Katz Click to Send Email
Record Street Lunches: Deb Kladney Click to Send Email
Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful Project: Wally Prendergast Click to Send Email
South Washoe DEMS' Book Club: Joyce Destefanis Click to Send Email
MeetUp ®, Organizer: Suzy Williams Click to Send Email
Neighborhood Organizing: Sandy Scott Click to Send Email

South Washoe DEMS Emeritus Advisory Council

In January, 2013, the Steering Committee created the South Washoe DEMS Emeritus Advisory Council. This council is for those stepping down from an active role in our organization and is a way to honor our most trusted, experienced and loved activists. Those on this board will serve in the capacity of advising, supporting and counseling the steering committee.

After the SWD election in March, 2017, Kit Prendergast and Wendell Newman have both agreed to belong to our South Washoe DEMS Emeritus Advisory Council. We thank Kit & Wendell for their many years of service to the South Washoe DEMS!